GRAHAM Construction have been looking at how they can go beyond the contractual obligations related to CLOCS to ensure that we also exercise a duty of care as a principal contractor in respect of supplier vehicles coming to site during the course of a project that may present a risk to vulnerable road users.
All suppliers to GRAHAM sites are expected to follow appropriate safety protocols in respect of their vehicles and are contracted to ensure they do so. However, as a duty of care GRAHAM is undertaking development amongst their own staff, as well as signposting and guiding suppliers to improvements in practice if they can do better.
At GRAHAM’s Manchester Life Framework project Murrays’ Mills in Ancoats, Manchester key staff including the Logistics Manager and the Banksman have undertaken the CCS e-learning on Vulnerable Road Users as a starting point.
But building on this, Lee Mottram, Project Manager and Caroline Gee, Community Engagement Adviser then used the CLOCS standard to create a checklist that could be used by the Banksman to check vehicles when they arrive with deliveries without being too onerous.
Any negative responses recorded are referred to the Logistics Manager/ Supervisor to follow up with the supplying company to remind them of their contractual requirements for complying with road and vulnerable user safety alongside recommendations or signposting for how they might improve.
This approach to addressing issues raised around CLOCS has been rolled out to all northern building projects as well as to projects in other regions.